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“A true landmark”

Palace of Culture and Science
Ranked #43 of 368 things to do in Warsaw
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Considered Poland's highest building, this monumental skyscraper (circa 1955) contains 42 floors at a height of 230.68 meters (756.82 feet), topped with a needle height of 43 meters (141.08 feet).
Reviewed December 8, 2014

This is probably the most famous building in Warsaw and a bit controversial being in the heavy Soviet style. I think it's very impressive and great to look at from all angles. At night it's lit up in colours and very beautiful. We didn't go up to the platform since the weather wasn't very inviting, but we managed to pass right through it once.

Thank Ugurd
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Reviewed December 7, 2014

This building was given to Poland by Russia. I heard they had a choice between this and a metro system. The people of Warsaw chose the metro system but got this anyway

Wheather it is loved or hated it is the most iconic building in Warsaw. I visited here in 2006 but only just writing this review. I personally like it but then I don't have to live there. Maybe my opinion would change, as it resembles Russia. Because of this I can understand the dislike by the locals

However it is in the centre and worth seeing as you get spectacular views,and the building is nice inside

Thank Mateusz19
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Reviewed December 4, 2014

Such a massive structure with the tiniest lifts - be prepared to wait for your ride. However once up there superb vistas over Warsaw inside this Soviet travesty of a homage to the Empire State building. Looks wonderful on the Warsaw skyline from any angle or distance!

Thank PAJOG
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Reviewed November 26, 2014

Good meeting spot, stands out, distinctive feature of Warsaw skyline, few interesting pubs and clubs on ground level...not that impressive inside.

Thank Andrew H
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Reviewed November 25, 2014 via mobile

I've been here a few times now and it always surprises me at how beautiful the city is, very cheap too.

Thank Warrem S
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